I have never seen Dr Zhivago, but remember him from when Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand was on the telly - my mam loved that film. Such a very handsome man.
It's always sad to hear of someone else with dementia, famous or not. Quite a few years ago I found out that my fearsome junior school headmaster had died with Alzheimers, and remember feeling sad about that. Little did I know that this dreadful illness would strike in my own family.
Oh you must try to see it! It is often on TV, just about every year I think, and I never miss it. Nor does my daughter!
It is timeless. It is a classic. It is historical. The Russian Revolution.
Beautiful photography, beautiful unforgettable music. Beautiful love story. Sad and tragic history.
Julie Christie is beautiful in the film - and Omar Sharif! Life has aged them. But not the film they made together. The film could have been made yesterday - except there are no explicit sex scenes. Just a passionate love story beautifully told.
There is now a modern version of the film. But the original Dr Zhivago is unforgettable. A must.